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Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2023 Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently accepting proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish and wildlife habitat under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (Act). The Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research, and Regional Project proposals for the restoration of Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Act (16 U.S.C. 941c). The purpose of the Act is to provide assistance to states, tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The deadline for proposal submission is Thursday, January 5, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. EST.

A total of approximately $2.89 million is projected to support proposals this fiscal year. Available funding and proposal awards are subject to final Congressional appropriations for fiscal year 2023. Proposal funding is available to support Great Lakes Basin restoration, research, and Regional Project proposals. Local watershed associations, municipalities, tribes, states, and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply.

The 2016 reauthorization of the Act made significant additions to allowable sources of non-federal match as it relates to time period, and land and conservation easements. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity F23AS00063 at Grants.gov for details. All proposals will be reviewed, scored, and ranked by the Proposal Review Committee, and final funding decisions will be made by the Service in early to late summer of 2023.

Additionally, related documents such as application templates and guidelines can be found with the Notice of Funding Opportunity F23AS00063 at Grants.gov.

Learn more about the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act Grant Program.

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